港人來台看房增2成 業者指「民主自由」是原因之一 | More Hongkongers are looking to migrate to Taiwan

甲山林總經理張境在指出,近期港人來台看屋大約成長2成。(示意圖/NOWnews資料照 ) | General Manager of Jaysanlyn Group Chang Ching-tsai indicated a 20% increase of Hongkongers looking to reside in Taiwan recently. (NOWnews)
甲山林總經理張境在指出,近期港人來台看屋大約成長2成。(示意圖/NOWnews資料照 ) | General Manager of Jaysanlyn Group Chang Ching-tsai indicated a 20% increase of Hongkongers looking to reside in Taiwan recently. (NOWnews)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】受到近期自由限縮與社會動盪等因素影響,不少香港人開始思考移民議題,其中不少民眾將目光望向台灣。甲山林總經理張境在19日指出,近期港人來台看房子的人數大概成長2成,成交速度也提高5到10%,其中大多是高端、中老年客戶。

Chang Ching-tsai, a real estate industry professional, said on Aug.19 that recently there is a 20 percent increase of Hong Kong citizens coming to Taiwan looking for residency on the island. 

Because of shrinking freedoms and social instability, many Hong Kong citizens are looking to migrate, and many of them are considering Taiwan. Chang said the time it takes to conclude the paperwork has become five to ten percent faster, adding that most of the applications were from middle-aged or elders with higher economic status. 

甲山林總經理張境在據張境在詢問香港不動產相關人士,香港1997年在回歸中國大陸時,曾引發一波移民潮,當時的港人較偏好歐美國家,移民地集中在加拿大、美國、英國等;不過,近年來的香港人在考慮移民時,仍是相對喜愛同為中華文化圈的台灣。

Chang, the general manager of Jaysanlyn Group (甲山林), said the Hong Kong real estate professional had explained to him that there was a wave of migration in 1997 when the city was handed over to mainland China. Back then, Hongkongers preferred to move to European or American countries, including Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. However, in recent years, Hongkongers are eyeing Taiwan, which already has a culture with strong Chinese roots.

張境在指出,近期整體香港人來台看房的人數約成長2成,成交人數也大約提高2成。

Chang said the number of Hongkongers looking for houses in Taiwan has increased 20 percent, the amount of the done deals increased 20 percent as well. 

至於港人選擇來台定居的原因,張境在分析,台灣不僅與香港的人文風俗接近,且社會風氣自由、和善,也是華人社會唯一的民主國家,同時物價也比香港便宜,還能當天往返香港探親或找朋友,因此許多經濟允許的中老年香港人選擇來台定居。

He explained that the reason Hongkongers decide to reside in Taiwan is that, as the only democratic society among ethnically Chinese states, the culture here is similar to Hong Kong while society is open and friendly. Furthermore, the cost of living is lower and is convenient for people returning to Hong Kong for a visit.